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Hightstown High School 
Counseling Center 

609 - 443 - 7738, ext. 1307


The staff of the Hightstown High School Counseling Office is available to assist every student with their concerns about career planning, college placement, educational planning, testing, social, and academic needs.  Click on the counselor's name to contact via e-mail.

  School Counselor

Grade Level

 Last Name of Student

Telephone Number


Jessica Smedley, Supervisor of Counseling

K - 12

   443 - 7738 1322
Sharon Menchaca, Student Assistance Counselor

9 - 12

   443 - 7738 1342
Jordan Cagle LOA for Rosetta Brown

9 - 12

A - CH  443 - 7738 1321
Gerald Santoleri  (Se habla espanol) 9 - 12 Ci - F and All English Language Learners  443 - 7738 1329
Chris Ross

9 - 12

L - O  443 - 7738 1326
Kim Ostrowski

9 - 12

G - K  443 - 7738 1324
Victoria Pirher

9 - 12

P - Sc  443 - 7738 1720
Douglas Shunk

9 - 12

Se - Z  443 - 7738 1323
Gina Freihaut 9 - 12 Special Education Students  443 - 7738 1335
Robyn Floom, Clerk      443 - 7738 1307

HHS Program of Studies 2014-2015.pdf  

Counseling Department Updates
Parent Request for Naviance Access:  E-mail Jessica Smedley at 

Helpful Websites for Students and Families in Need

Meeting list for those with loved ones affected by substance abuse


Mental health web site for teens

Resources for mental health

Children and Adults with disabilities Jersey Voice--Teens can express hope, help and strength in getting through difficult times Half of Us--Stories of students and artists to increase awareness about mental health problems and the importance of getting help Reach Out--Written by teens, information and support service for teens and young adults struggling with mental health issues To Write Love On Her Arms--Dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. The Treavor Project--24 hr confidential suicide hotline for gay & questioning youth

 As an added resource, here are some outside agency contact numbers.

  • Suicidal Ideation - 609-396-HELP
  • Teen Hotline - 1-888-222-2228
  • Substance Abuse - 1-800-662-4357
  • Eating Disorders - 1-800-931-2237
  • HiTops - 609-683-5155 (Teen Health and Education Center)
  • Homeless Youth - 609-396-8329
  • Quit Smoking - 1-800-ACS-2345 (American Cancer Society)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Teens - (Trevor Helpline) 1-800-850-8078
  • Dating Violence - 609-394-9000
  • 2nd Floor Teen Hotline (now available 24/7) 1-888-222-2228
  • NJ Suicide Prevention Hotline - 855-654-6735

Coming Up!
Fri Oct 24
HHS: College Rep. Visit: University of Albany, (;30-10:30AM
Mon Oct 27
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Bloomfield College, 12:15-1:15PM
Tue Oct 28
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Sacred Heart University, 9:30-10:30AM
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Alvernia University, 1:15-2:15PM
Wed Oct 29
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Ball State, 9:30-10:30AM
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Stevenson University, 12:15-1:15PM
Thu Oct 30
HHS: College Rep. Visit: University of Conn., 1:15-2:15PM
Fri Oct 31
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Michigan State, 12:15-1:15PM
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Ramapo College, 1:15-2:15PM
Mon Nov 3
HHS: College Rep. Visit: NJIT, 10:15-11:15AM
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Castelton College, 12:15-1:15PM
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Georgetown University, 1:15-2:15PM
Tue Nov 4
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Manhattanville, 8:00-8:45AM
HHS: College Rep. Visit: St. Joseph's University, 11:00-12:00PM
Sat Nov 8
HHS: college Rep. Visit: Babson College, 9:30-10:30AM
Tue Nov 18
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Wilkes University, 8:30-9:30AM
HHS: College Rep. Visit: Lock Haven University, 1:15-2:15PM
Wed Nov 19
HHS: College Rep. Visit: St. Peters University,1:15-2:15PM

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